Liberian Takes Charge of AFL’s 23rd Brigade HQ

first_imgThe Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) last week moved closer to operational independence when a Liberian Lieutenant Colonel (Lt. Col.), Daniel Ziankahn assumed command of the 23rd Brigade situated at Edward Biyan Kessely Barracks, near Camp Schefflin, Margibi County.The Liberian took over command from a Nigerian Army officer, Colonel S.K. Adorkor, in a change-of-command ceremondy Monday.According to the a statement from the US Embassy in Monrovia, this change of command in the restructured AFL marks the first time that a Liberian officer has commanded the unit in four years.The change of command ceremony, the statement said, featured a passing of the colors, an official transfer of authority, and a display of the lineages of previous commanders. The assumption of brigade command by Lt Col. Ziankahn, who is described as one of the AFL’s best leaders, is a seminal event in Liberia’s progression toward fully commanding its own military.The United States and ECOWAS military mentors have conducted sustained military-to-military training engagements with the AFL to help them build a more professional and capable military force –one that will effectively contribute to the overall security environment and that is a “force for good” within Liberia. The restructuring of the AFL became necessary following the adaptation of the Comprehensive Accra Peace Accord in 2003 that finally put an end to 14-long years of civil strife. Since that time, the strength of the new AFL has been between 1,000 to 2,000; with some being placed on perpetual absence without official leave (AWOL), while some have also been dropped from the official list for various reasons ranging from “indiscipline to disorderly conduct” among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

What can we expect at National Elections?

first_imgDear Editor,My observation of the manner in which submission of Candidates’ Lists and contingent documents relative to the upcoming Local Government Elections were prepared and submitted to Returning Officers at three registration centres forces me to conclude that our aspiring “Village Leaders” and their handlers were terribly out of their depth.Persons were still scampering around to submit documents in the afternoon of 22nd September — more than 24 hours after the end of submission time. I know, because I was approached to administer oaths to blank documents, which I refused to do. I guess some other JP/COAs did the honours.This underscores the seriousness, or lack thereof, that “Wanna-be” councillors and officials of all political parties attach to Local Government Elections. If political parties and their operatives cannot shepherd a simple process of filling a few forms correctly, what can we expect at National Elections?However, on the positive side, the process at Enmore’s GECOM location was effectively administered by the Returning Officer and his support staff. It was very obvious to me that he did his research, engaged his team, and they were committed to ensuring that things went smoothly. It would be a breath of fresh air were we to have the same experience at all public offices.Well done Enmore GECOM staff.Sincerely,Taaj Jadunauthlast_img read more

Arsenal fans won’t believe this, but it is FINALLY over! All the reaction as Gunners release Diaby

first_img1 Abou Diaby It’s over. It’s finally over.Well, Abou Diaby may yet be given a reprieve at Arsenal, but the fact the midfielder has not been included on the Premier League’s official retained list suggests his spell in north London is at an end.It’s been a memorable one, but for all the wrong reasons.The Frenchman’s career has been dogged by injury after injury and he’s spent more time on the treatment table, battling his body, rather than on the pitch, fighting it out for top honours.He could have been some player for the Gunners, but he’s set to be remembered as little more than a sicknote.But how did football fans react to the news? Were they sympathetic with Diaby’s plight? Or did they mock him mercilessly? talkSPORT has trawled the social media landscape so you don’t have to…last_img read more

Transfer news: Man United and Chelsea continue to monitor Bundesliga ace

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 1 whoops tense Most Popular Premier League Stories Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update revealed How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings huge blow SORRY Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey in action. TOP WORK Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img predicted Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Various reports have claimed the exciting forward could be available for around £40million and if Leverkusen’s valuation can be met, a possible deal in January could still be on the cards.Speaking to the most recent edition of FourFourTwo magazine, the player himself acknowledged there are interested clubs, but said he is at the right club to continue developing.“Manchester United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool – a lot of clubs were interested,” he said. “But the most important thing as a pro is taking things a step at a time and not rushing to the top too quickly. Because once you get there, where do you go next?“I believe the right timing is important, and it was the right moment to be at Bayer Leverkusen. They are a tremendous club with so much history.“A lot of good players have come from there; they can get into the Champions League and are always doing well. So why not them? It was the perfect move for me and I’m happy I made it.“My focus isn’t really on moving anywhere yet. I’m just about what’s happening right now rather than what could happen in the future. I’m still learning.” Manchester United and Chelsea are continuing to scout Bayer Leverkusen star Leon Bailey, despite the Bundesliga side insisting the player will not be sold in January.Bailey, 21, has excelled since joining Leverkusen back in January 2017 and he has now established himself as a first-team regular at the German club. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? His impressive form has seen him linked with a big-money switch to one of Europe’s powerhouses, with Manchester United and Chelsea leading the English charge.Leverkusen insisted earlier this week that the Jamaica international would not be sold in January but this has seemingly not disparaged interested parties.According to TMW, both United and Chelsea are continuing to monitor the youngster and could still test Leverkusen’s resolve in January. changes Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion latest gameday cracker last_img read more

Showtime’s YouTube Gambit: Dexter And Homeland For Free

first_imgfruzsina eordogh Tags:#Internet TV#marketing#web The entire season 7 premiere of Dexter is on YouTube – and no, it’s not a pirated copy. Showtime posted the entire episode, as well as the season 2 premiere of Homeland. A capitulation to pirates? No, an effort to entice viewers to pay for premium television service.Bundled cable channels occasionally host episodes of their shows online, either through the video player on their site or through Hulu, but premium channels like HBO and Showtime have shied away from offering their content online. Until now. Showtime is not running ads with its YouTube content, indicating that the free online distribution is, indeed, a marketing ploy.Cable networks started experimenting with offering their content online last year. Fox led the charge in an unprecedented digital-first showing of Zooey Deschanel’s vehicle New Girl before the show aired on cable. The “sneak peak barrage” worked wonders for buzz, leading the network to try again this year with Mindy Kaling’s The Mindy Project. Fox’s success with digital premiers prompted NBC to try the same approach with Smash in January of this year, and again with its new fall shows Revolution and The New Normal. Showtime’s offering is available only to YouTube users in the U.S.This digital strategy seems to be successful at expanding the audience for new shows, but will it work for shows going into their 7th season?  So far, the answer appears to be a tentative yes. More than 40,000 people have tuned in since the Dexter episode was posted on the Showtime YouTube channel last night, meaning 40,000 people without Showtime didn’t pirate the episode. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Kyrie Irving gets 2nd career triple-double as Celtics overcome Kings

first_imgAs happy as he was with the comeback, Irving said it doesn’t compare to the mentality Boston will need in the postseason to be successful.“It’s going to be a dogfight, no matter who you are playing against,” Irving said. “Obviously, when you have a team fighting for playoff position, it is going to be that type of intensity and you have to be ready for it.”Buddy Hield led Sacramento with 34 points. Harrison Barnes added 20, and De’Aaron Fox had 19 points, nine assists and seven rounds as the Kings lost for the 11th straight time in Boston.The Kings have dropped 13 of 17 road games as their hopes of catching the Clippers for the Western Conference’s final playoff spot took another hit.“Still believe we have a chance to make the playoffs,” Hield said. “We suck right now. We have to close out games better and I don’t know if it’s the pressure or something else.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) celebrates near the end of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are running out of time to work out their kinks with the postseason a month away.For the second time in just over a week, they needed some late-game heroics to fend off a Kings team whose playoff hopes have been fading for weeks.ADVERTISEMENT Celtics: Irving is the first Celtics player to record 30-plus points and a triple-double in the same game since Rajon Rondo on Feb. 12, 2012, against the Bulls. … Boston shot 39 percent (10 for 26) in the field in the first quarter and 1 for 12 from the 3-point line in the first half.ACCURATE KINGSBoston missed eight of its first 10 shots as the Kings sprinted out to a 17-6 lead in the first quarterAnd much like in the Celtics’ 25-point loss against the Clippers on Monday, Sacramento was able to rack up easy transition baskets.The Kings ended the quarter with a 38-25 lead, shooting 70 percent from the field and connecting on four 3-pointers. Barnes led Sacramento with 11 points in the quarter. Hield added 10, going 4 for 4 from the field and 2 for 2 from deep.UP NEXTKings: Visit Philadelphia on Friday.Celtics: Host Hawks on Saturday. LATEST STORIES Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Pacers rally from 19 points down to extinguish Thunder Kyrie Irving had 31 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Boston overcome a 17-point first-half deficit to beat Sacramento 126-120 on Thursday night.It was Irving’s second career triple-double. His first was with Cleveland on Feb. 28, 2014, against Utah.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesJaylen Brown added 22 points, and Marcus Morris finished with 21 points and 13 rebounds.It was Boston’s second victory over Sacramento in eight days, and the Celtics’ fourth win in five games overall. View comments 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash Sacramento had split the first two games of its four-game trip. The Kings were hoping for a boost with rookie Marvin Bagley III returning after spraining his left knee in a home loss to Milwaukee on Feb. 27 and missing five games.He played only 10 minutes in the first half but had 10 points to help the Kings build a 17-point lead. He finished with 14 points and six rebounds.The Celtics returned home on the mend following a 3-1 West Coast trip.Jayson Tatum was back in the starting lineup after missing a game with right shoulder soreness. Smart was battling a cold but also started. Meanwhile, Terry Rozier and Daniel Theis both sat out with illnesses.It had its effect. Despite playing on two days’ rest, the Celtics were slow on switches on defense and relied on jump shots early. They stayed close thanks in large part to Irving’s 19 first-half points.Boston was much more energetic in the third quarter, opening on a 9-2 run to take its first lead since early in the first quarter.Sacramento led 89-79 with less than three minutes to play in the period before a 3 by Irving and three straight 3-pointers by Brown put the Celtics back in front.Boston led by as many as 13 in the fourth quarter.TIP-INSKings: Outscored the Celtics 22-11 in fast-break points.last_img read more

Reflections on a career

first_imgI recently read a book about the history of the Patapsco River, an important tributary in Maryland, and was struck by the slow pace of change over human history. A 17th century farmer’s life was likely no different from that of an agrarian several thousand years earlier. For most of human history one’s life was pretty much like that of one’s great-grandparents.Until now.The industrial revolution took place yesterday, considering humankind’s long presence on this planet. Starting in the mid-18th century it moved people from the land into factories and created all sorts of consumer goodies. But people remained largely poor; I read (somewhere) that in 1810 94% of the world’s population lived in extreme poverty compared with 10% today. (Interestingly, in absolute numbers, roughly the same number of people remain in that unenviable lot today and two centuries ago).My late grandmother was born in 1898. She grew up in Manhattan. I once asked if she had had a telephone; her reply was that she did know someone, on the other side of the island, who had one. I well remember in the 50s and 60s how any long-distance call was a matter of Dad’s urgent business or an announcement of a death in the family. In fact, here in the USA it was illegal to own a phone then; Ma Bell leased them to consumers. Yet now pretty much everyone is glued to their personal phones.In my family, in the course of three generations, this technology has gone from unattainable to routine. Except that today’s devices don’t resemble those of 1910, 1950, or even 1980 at all; they are battery-powered computers that just a few years ago would have been impossible to imagine.As a kid the technology we had wasn’t much different from that of 1930. Dad built a vacuum tube Heathkit radio and amplifier which were, for many years, the family’s sole source of music. We did get a TV around 1960. Black and white, it required constant fiddling with the horizontal and vertical sync controls to show a picture. I suspect the first transistorized anything we had was from the mid-1960s when I built a pair of Heathkit walkie-talkies.About a year after Intel introduced the first commercially-successful microprocessor I became an engineer. We were using the 8008, a revolutionary device that in many ways created the entire embedded systems industry. Yet that chip needed an army of support electronics to do anything useful. An entire board full of logic gave it the capability to run software, but one still needed another board of chips for RAM (typically 4KB) and yet another for EPROM to store the program. That was in 1702s, a 256 byte (not a misprint) ROM with a quartz window. Expose the silicon to intense UV light for a quarter hour and the chip was a clean slate ready to be reprogrammed.A 1702 EPROM, from Wikipedia One of our early 8008 products required 4KB of program space (in 16 EPROM chips!), yet it did floating-point linear regressions and took data in real time at tens of microseconds rates.That 8008 was about $650 each (just for the chip) in today’s dollars.Now, 40+ years later, programs are often megabytes in size. Microcontrollers offer complete computers, memory and all, on a single chip for less than a buck. The $5000 five MB hard disk (with a removable 14” platter) we used in the early 70s has been replaced by a $50 terabyte drive.A personal computer, circa 1970, From Wikipedia How things have changed!Yet many professions have not. One of my brothers sells jewelry to stores. He claims that the business is just like it was four decades ago, except that the number of stores has declined due to on-line shopping. Another is a philosopher who uses modern tools to expound on ancient ideas.Electronic engineering is a field where change is the only constant. Some wags claim the field is reinvented every two years, a silly notion considering just how much of our knowledge base remains unchanged. Maxwell’s Laws, Kirchhoff, De Morgan, transistor theory (at least most of it) and so many other subjects foundational to our work are pretty much the same as in our college years. But the technology itself evolves at a dizzyingly pace. The mainframe shown above could now exist on a single fleck of silicon no bigger than a fingernail. Instead of costing millions, today they are so cheap they’re used as giveaways.It’s hard to point to any bit of our tech that is unchanged. The lowly resistor is now an 0302 thin-film device. Supercaps offer farads of capacitance. Where a four-layer PCB was once unimaginable, today it’s not rare to see layers stacked tens deep. Buried vias? Who would have dreamed of such a structure 40 years ago?Embedded software has changed as well. In the 1970s it was all done in assembly language. C and C++ are now (by far) the dominant languages. One could argue that C took over around 1990 and has stagnated since, but the firmware ecosystem is nothing like it was a years ago. Today one can get software components like GUIs, filesystems and much more as robust and reasonably-priced packages. Static analyzers find bugs automatically while other tools will generate unit tests. Where we used to use paper tape for mass storage when developing code, patching binaries rather than reassembling to save time, now fantastic IDEs can graphically show what tasks execute when, or capture trace data from a processor furiously executing 100 million instructions per second.Embedded systems have always suffered from being the neglected kid in town; all the tech glory goes to iPads and PCs. The hundreds of millions of lines of HDL needed to design a tablet’s SoC represent an incredible engineering accomplishment. But to me, much more exciting are the modern 32-bit microcontrollers that cost nothing yet offer fantastic performance.We’re at a singular point in history, at least embedded history. Today cheap yet very powerful 32-bit MCUs that include vast amounts of memory and astonishing arrays of peripherals, coupled with their extremely low power needs and widely available communications I/O and infrastructure, are redefining the nature of our business. And don’t forget the huge number of sensors now available – a gyro used to be big, power-hungry and expensive. Now you can get one for a couple of bucks. There has long been a desire for insanely-cheap devices that run for years on a primary battery and that can push data from pretty much anywhere back to where it’s needed. That technology is here, now. Expect to see some very cool products hit the market.Thinking about the changes I have seen in my years as an engineer makes me believe that this is the greatest career on the planet.Jack G. Ganssle is a lecturer and consultant on embedded development issues. He conducts seminars on embedded systems and helps companies with their embedded challenges, and works as an expert witness on embedded issues. Contact him at . His website is . Log in to Reply “I recall buying a Microsystems International (Canadian second-source to Intel) 8008 for @120 in 1975 or so. Microsystems International was a successful profitable LSI company at the time, but their parent killed them for not being profitable enough.nnIn September 20, 2016 at 11:58 pm Continue Reading Previous Caveman diorama meets Huntsville modeling competitionNext Signing off 1 thought on “Reflections on a career” traneus says: Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must Register or Login to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.last_img read more

Dropping Pujara in Edgbaston Test good sign of strength for India: Mike Hussey

first_imgIndia took a surprising call on Wednesday as they dropped Cheteshwar Pujara for the first Test against England at Edgbaston.The decision took many by surprise as Pujara has been one of the mainstays in the Indian batting lineup in Test cricket.But a look at his numbers this year actually justifies the move as India picked KL Rahul instead of the Saurashtra batsman.Cheteshwar Pujara dropped as Team India finally runs out of patienceOffering a new perspective in this matter, former Australia cricketer Michael Hussey feels said it showed India is a strong team with good batting lineup.”The dropping of Pujara from the squad for the first test (against England) is real good sign of strength for India. It suggests the India is a good side with strong battling lineup,” he said.India vs England, 1st Test: We did well as a bowling unit, says ShamiHussey said Lokesh Rahul might have got into the playing eleven because of his current form, which is better than Pujara.”Both Pujara and Rahul are good batsmen, but sometimes a team goes for a batsman who is playing batting better than the other at a given point of time,” he said.India vs England, 1st Test: R Ashwin leads sensational Indian fightbackIn 11 Test matches in 2016, Pujara had scored 836 runs including three hundreds. The next year, Pujara was more phenomenal. In 11 Tests in 2017, he scored 1140 runs and hit four hundreds.DAY 1 HIGHLIGHTS | SCORECARD | BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARYBut there was a deeper meaning to those numbers when looked at closely. Those runs mostly came at home. In 2016 and 2017, the only Test series India played away from home were in West Indies and Sri Lanka.advertisementIn 2018, before the England tour, India had played four Tests including three in South Africa. Pujara played all four and scored 135 runs with a lone half-century against Afghanistan.India vs England: Virat Kohli mocks Joe Root with mic drop celebrationPujara’s numbers in Australia, England, New Zealand and South Africa are abysmal. As a number three batsman, he was expected to score big runs consistently. Moreover, he was expected to fill the big boots of Rahul Dravid.In England, Pujara managed only 222 runs from five Tests in 2014. Besides, in the lead-up to the first Test of the current five-match series, Pujara had a disappointing county stint and failed to make an impression during the practice match against Essex.His poor numbers in tough conditions finally cost him his place in the playing XI. KL Rahul, who enjoyed a sensational IPL season and topped that up with a scintillating hundred against England in the T20 International series, replaced Pujara at number three.Rahul, on the other hand, has made a solid impression as an opener in Test cricket whenever he got the opportunity. In fact, during India’s extended home season, Rahul equalled the record for most consecutive Test half-centuries. In England, there was no way the team management could have ignored him.India meanwhile, fought back on the first day of the Edgbaston Test as they reduced England to 285/9 at the close of play on the first day with R Ashwin taking 4 wickets while Mohammed Shami bagged two. Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma got one wicket each.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni turns to ‘former spinner’ Ravi Shastri for advice

first_imgFor all talks of his gritty knocks as an opener and his brilliant man-management skills, what many forget is how useful a left-arm spinner current India coach Ravi Shastri was in his playing days. With 151 wickets in Test cricket and 129 wickets in ODIs, Shastri definitely knew a thing or two about spinning a web over opposition batsmen. And on Friday, it was none other than MS Dhoni who was seen having a long chat with the coach on playing spinners.Walking up to Shastri after a longish session at the nets on a day when the Men in Blue opted for an optional training session, Dhoni was understood to be discussing playing spin bowlers as Shastri could be seen turning his wrists to explain the revolutions that a spinner gives to the seam as also the rip which helps in getting them drift in the air.Even as Shastri was seen moving his wrist and fingers to explain the movements, Dhoni could be seen listening to the former India all-rounder with utmost attention. The chat lasted for close to 20 minutes before Dhoni walked off to check the pitch as Shastri made his way to the dressing room at the Headingley Cricket Ground.The legendary Sachin Tendulkar had recently brought up the point of Dhoni struggling in the middle overs – especially when the slower bowlers are on – and had questioned his performance in the game against Afghanistan.”Dhoni is a senior player and should show positive intent. Afghanistan’s bowling is good but you can’t score only 119 runs in 34 overs. He did not show any positive intent against Afghanistan. Dhoni has the ability to hit but yesterday his strike rotation was not good. He faced too many dot balls and this hampered a strong finish for India. The intent could have been much better by the middle order batsmen,” he had said.advertisementFormer India player turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar had recently brought out a stat about how playing spin has been an issue with Dhoni. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “Here’s something interesting about Dhoni -. 41 off 87 balls v spin this WC. But in the warm up games 69 off 56 balls v spin. That tells me it’s mental too. He does not put his wicket on the line as much in the big games (sic).”But Manjrekar had also mentioned in his interview with IANS that the Indian team needed to look beyond Dhoni when it came to winning matches.”India should be looking at others, and not just Dhoni, to win them matches. I love Dhoni best when he bats like he did in the warm-up games where he scored 30 off 30 balls and then the late flourish came.”The team management should tell him to keep up with a run-a-ball kind of start and then see how it goes. If it is 12/2, then I can understand that Dhoni’s experience comes in. But once he is in at around 22-25 overs, that should be the endeavour,” he had pointed.Also Read | Don’t know when I will retire: MS Dhoni clears the air on speculationAlso See:last_img read more

Watch: MS Dhoni advises Kedar Jadhav in Marathi as India trounce New Zealand

first_imgWatch: MS Dhoni advises Kedar Jadhav in Marathi as India trounce New ZealandIndia vs New Zealand: MS Dhoni was heard advising Kedar Jadhav in Marathi during the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand in Wellington. Jadhav had a good game, contributing with bat and ball as India won by 35 runs to clinch the series 4-1.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 4, 2019UPDATED: February 4, 2019 17:34 IST Wicketkeeper MS Dhoni shone as he guided India’s spin bowlers in their 4-1 win over New Zealand (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSMS Dhoni’s inputs to young India spinners have been crucial to their successMS Dhoni stunned Kedar Jadhav with his Marathi knowledge during the fifth ODI vs New ZealandIndia will take on New Zealand in a three-match T20I series from WednesdayMS Dhoni can do everything. He can bat, he can keep wickets, he can use the DRS better than anyone else in world cricket, he can read the game better than most AND he can speak Marathi. MS Dhoni’s stumping skills often leave cricket fans in awe but on Sunday, he stumped Kedar Jadhav with his Marathi speaking skills.During the fifth and final ODI against New Zealand in Wellington, MS Dhoni was once again seen guiding the bowlers as India defended 252 to clinch the series 4-1. As Rohit Sharma deployed Yuzvendra Chahal and Kedar Jadhav after Mohammed Shami and Hardik Pandya had rocked New Zealand’s top order, Dhoni expertly guided the spinners on what to bowl and where to bowl.MS Dhoni’s constant coaching is nothing new. But what took everyone by surprise was his Marathi speaking skills..#AskStar #askstar sunny sir who will paly no.4? And listen Dhoni’s marathi style.. Kadam (@RealShishupal) February 3, 2019Kedar Jadhav trusts MS Dhoni blindly. It was Dhoni who had suggested Jadhav bowl during the 2017 home series against New Zealand and Jadhav has not looked back since. Essentially, a middle-order batsman, Kedar Jadhav is now a solid all-rounder and a regular partnership breaker. On Sunday, he dismissed Kane Williamson to derail New Zealand’s chase.After India had clinched the series last week, Jadhav had said he would close his eyes and bowl wherever Dhoni wanted him to.”The kind of cricketer I am today is because of MS Dhoni. He has always encouraged me. He had seen me in in Zimbabwe first and in the New Zealand series at home in 2016 he just wanted two overs from me and luckily for me in my second over, I got two wickets and from thereon all the seniors – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma – have been very encouraging. They give me so much confidence that I don’t feel the pressure of a part-time bowler.advertisement”I must thank Virat and Mahi bhai for letting me bowl exactly when I want t bowl. When a wicket falls, they immediately sneak in my overs so I am very lucky I think,” Jadhav told the broadcasters after the match. “In the past also, I have mentioned everytime I have a question, I look at him and he tells me ‘you have to bowl here.. you have to bowl there.’ And I close my eyes and bowl there and get a wicket,” he said.Also Read | MS Dhoni moves up 3 places in ICC ODI rankings after sensational run in AustraliaAlso Read | Brendon McCullum bows out of Big Bash League, eyes coaching career nextAlso Read | India rise to 2nd in ICC ODI rankings after historic series win vs New ZealandAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow MS DhoniFollow India vs New ZealandFollow Kedar JadhavFollow Virat Kohlilast_img read more